April 5/02 7:11 am - Canadians in Europe, US Calendar, Teams, Industry News
Posted by Editor on 04/5/02
Route Adelie - Italy
1 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Fakta 4:26:52
2 Stephane Heulot (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93
3 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean-Delatour
4 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Bonjour
5 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis
6 Eddy Lembo (Fra) Saint-Quentin Oktos
7 Sergio Villamil Gonzalez (Esp) Relax-Fuenlabrada
8 Sandy Casar (Fra) La Francaise des Jeux
9 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Navigators Cycling Team at 0:04
10 Kirk O'Bee (USA) Navigators Cycling Team 0:07
83 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Cycling Team 3:17
Toronto Paris-Roubaix Reminder
Courtesy Peter McCaffery
The 15th annual Mike Barry's "Toronto's Paris Roubaix Tour" will start at 9.00 am on Sunday, April 14th from the main parking lot at the Toronto Zoo. Full details can be found at our March 13/02 8:45 am EST news posting.
U.S. National Road Calendar
The complete U.S. National Road calendar is now posted in our Calendars area. This weekend we hope to get the provincial calendars all posted also.
Teams 2002 Preview
Matthias Schmidt has been working steadily on our preview of the the Canadian cycling scene for 2002. We are adding the latest updates and putting together a team page. Expect to see it sometime this coming weekend.
Norco Signs Distribution Agreement with Haro
VISTA, CA April 5th 2002 - Haro Bicycle Corporation and Norco Products Ltd. announced today that they have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the Canadian market. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under terms of the agreement Norco will become the exclusive distributor of the Haro Bicycle product line throughout Canada for the 2003 model year and beyond. Norco will also be responsible for sales and customer service. Prior to this agreement, Haro was distributed in Canada by Genesis Cycles.
"We've been successful in growing the Haro brand worldwide by working with professional, top-notch distributors." said Jim Ford, President of Haro Bicycle Corp. "We are impressed with Norco's team and their dealer channels and believe that, through them, we can better provide our Canadian customers the support they need to grow with us."
"Haro Bikes is a world-class organization and we are very excited to be partnering with them," said Jim Harman, President of Norco. "Haro's 2003 line complements and strengthens our current product offerings and provides both of our companies with a very good opportunity for future growth in the Canadian market."
With 38 years of serving the Canadian bicycle market, Norco Products is one of Canada's leading independent bicycle distributors, carrying its own Norco bike line along with a comprehensive selection of bicycle parts and accessories. Norco will begin to distribute, service and handle warranty issues for Haro products early this fall when the Haro 2003 product line becomes available.
Haro Bicycle is a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of bicycles, parts and accessories to the BMX, dirt, freestyle/street and all terrain bike (ATB) markets. The Company currently has over 1600 dealers throughout the United States and distributors in thirty-six countries worldwide. Haro Bikes was founded in 1978 by Bob Haro, who is known in the BMX industry as the "Father of Freestyle". Recent news releases, an online catalog and other information are available on Haro's Internet home page at www.harobikes.com.
15th Anniversary for Bonelli
Excellence Sports sent us a note that 2002 is the 15th anniversary for their Canadian designed Bonelli line of bicycles.